The Guild on 30th Offers Well-Designed New Housing Near Downtown

To anyone living in “America’s Finest City,” it comes as no surprise that San Diego ranks second on Bloomberg’s annual list of “Best Cities to Work and Live.” As California's second-largest city, San Diego has 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, major scientific research institutions, and that perfect SoCal weather. Each of San Diego’s bustling neighborhoods has its own unique character. The historic neighborhood of Golden Hill, near downtown, is currently one of the hottest neighborhoods in San Diego with a younger demographic and buzzing music scene. Golden Hill has been a great place to live for over 100 years. Back then, it boasted spectacular views, a short streetcar ride to downtown, and was the premier neighborhood for San Diego’s elite.

Location, Location, Location

Located directly south of the expansive Balboa Park, just east of the 5 freeway, and north of the 94, today’s Golden Hill is a vibrant neighborhood that offers incredible views of Downtown, Coronado, and stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Golden Hill is known for its walkability to top restaurants, breweries, museums, hiking trails, and even the San Diego Zoo. With so many easily accessible amenities, it’s no wonder that the area is popular with artists, musicians, millennials, and urbanites.

Hiking, Restaurants, and Nightlife Oh My!

For those interested in getting out and seeing nature in the beautiful San Diego sunshine, Golden Hill is close to some of the best hiking trails in the city in nearby Balboa Park, or even through the canyons surrounding the Park. Make it in time for sunset at 23rd and A street for an incredible view! Or, if you’re looking for a place to take your pup off-leash, the Grape Street Dog Park is nearby and offers beautiful panoramas of the San Diego skyline and bay.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the trails, mosey on down to some of the popular local eateries, including Pizzeria Luigi, which was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. One top restaurant is the neighborhood treasure, Krakatoa Café, nestled under the shade of a large fig tree, with a sizable patio that stretches the length of the house. Other popular local spots include Los Reyes Mexican Food, Influx Cafe, and Turf Supper Club. Of course, if you feel the urge for a night on the town, Golden Hill is a quick Uber from the ever-popular Gaslamp District downtown or the trendy East Village.

An Artist’s Paradise

Golden Hill has long been a draw for local artists and musicians, which is perhaps why this neighborhood is home to two local record companies, Black Box Recording Studios and The Habitat Recording Studios. Recently, it also became home to the San Diego Reader, a weekly publication centered on the happenings of the San Diego art, music, dining, and theatre scene. Of course, you won’t want to miss the two annual festivals featuring local musicians at the Kate Sessions Fest and the Golden Hill Block Party.

Living in Paradise

The architecture in this historic neighborhood ranges from pre-1900s to Victorian to Craftsman to farmhouses and everything in between. With the eclectic mix of buildings in the area, it can be difficult to find accommodations that are attractive and offer modern conveniences without sky-high price tags.

The Guild on 30th,  a new residential community being developed by McNamara Ventures and Agora Partners, offers well-designed new housing for the “missing middle” with a price tag in line with median values– which any local will tell you is a rarity in this highly constrained coastal market. If you’re interested in learning more about the Guild on 30th or what makes Golden Hill a great place to live, email today!